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IMPACT: IMAGINING TOGETHER
Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation

Designing a university-based infrastructure for the field
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In partnership with the University of Cyprus:
3-Week Summer School:
Theatre in (Post) Conflict Communities
July 2-20, 2018
Nicosia, Cyprus
University of Cyprus

Highlights

USDAC Outposts
Apply by: May 25, 2018
USDAC


International Community Arts Festival Summer School
July 22-27
Barcelona
Pre-register by May 11
ICAF


artasfoundation
Zurich, Switzerland


PeaceCon 2018
October 24-26
Washington, DC
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Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy - Peacebuilding Newsletter
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Theatre: Spotlight on Russia
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"Arts and Building Peace: The Basics and Envisioning the Future"
Essay by Cynthia Cohen
Peace in Progress Magazine
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Interview with Lee Perlman about the
book “But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”
Abu


Pop Culture Collaborative
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and Social Change in Kenya: Past and Present"


The Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

2017 CAST Annual Report
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CAST Design Lab Reports


Displaced Artists Fund Residency Program
Vermont Studio Center
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Women In Music
WIM


Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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IIE

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Acting Together Documentary

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About Us

The program in Peacebuilding and the Arts is directed by Dr. Cynthia Cohen, continuing work previously undertaken within the framework of ‘Creative Approaches to Coexistence and Reconciliation.' Our program focuses on the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict. We collaborate with several departments and programs at Brandeis University, including MusicUnitesUS, PAX (Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies), the School of Creative Arts, and the Office of the Arts.

Our current major initiative is "A Way Out of No Way," a multi-media project that is documenting the forty-year practice of cultural work of the extraordinary musician, educator, activist and cultural worker, Jane Wilburn Sapp

The "Acting Together" Project is undertaken in partnership with Theatre Without Borders and ReCAST, Inc.


Peacebuilding and the Arts is part of Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. The Ethics Center also houses a program in international justice and sponsors an array of programs on the Brandeis campus.